Czech Model Tereza may face upto 10 years prison over drugs smuggling in Pakistan

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Czech Model Tereza may face upto 10 years prison over drugs smuggling in Pakistan

ISLMABAD - Pakistani court has completed the trial of a Czech woman arrested last year on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi.

During Tuesday’s brief court hearing, 21-year-old Tereza Hluskova pleaded innocent. A judge will announce a verdict before the end of January and she faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Since her arrest in 2018, Tereza Hluskova has told investigators that she came to Pakistan to work as a model but that someone put narcotics into her luggage. She was arrested as she tried to board a flight for Abu Dhabi.

The woman claims she is a model and Czech diplomats have provided her legal assistance.

Pakistani authorities often make arrests of both Pakistanis and foreigners for transporting narcotics.

Pakistani police officers escorted Hluskova, a Czech citizen, to a court in Lahore on Tuesday. The court has completed the trial of Hluskova arrested last year on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to Abu Dhabi. During Tuesday’s brief court hearing, 21-year-old Hluskova pleaded innocent and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.